The Bundesliga Review – Week 9

Whilst the Ruhr Derby between Borussia Dortmund and Schalke takes centrestage on Saturday, there was still plenty of action in the afternoon fixtures that provided viewers with plenty of goals.

Robert Lewandoswki back to scoring ways

Carlo Ancelotti placed Thomas Müller on the bench for Bayern Munich’s trip to Augsburg, which meant a start for Poland international Robert Lewandowski.

Failure to score in the Bundesliga this season, the 28-year-old finally got off the mark after failing to find the back of the net for 482 consecutive minutes. His opening goal against Augsburg in the 20th minute was followed up with an assist to Arjen Robben just one minute later.

Lewandowski added his second of the afternoon just after the break which clinched Bayern Munich three points, which sees them remain at the summit of the Bundesliga. For now.

Wolfsburg still without a home win

Despite going a goal up through Max Arnold, VfL Wolfsburg looked to be slowly cruising to their first Bundesliga win of the season, only to be undone by two second-half goals.

Roger Schmidt had to watch the game from a box following his two-match suspension, but that didn’t stop Bayer Leverkusen from playing their free-flowing football.

Admir Mehmedi equalised for die Werkself with 11 minutes remaining after the Wolfsburg defence was at six’s and seven’s – not to mention they weren’t playing with any recognisable centre-back – before Tin Jedvaj scored the winner with five minutes remaining.

Unbeaten RB Leipzig

We might just be nine games into the season, but no one could have predicted that RB Leipzig would be sitting second in the Bundesliga, just one point behind Bayern Munich at this stage in the season.

A long way to go, Leipzig don’t look like losing anytime soon. Although the goals may be drying up, their performances under Ralph Hasenhüttl can only be admired from by his peers.

At his disposal, a combination of attacking players. An early goal ruled out for being marginally offside, Yousef Poulsen was replaced by Marcel Sabitzer, who duly delivered.

Two goals in the second-half from the Austria international secured three points in Darmstadt. Summer signing Oliver Burke provided the forward with the assist with energetic performance to keep their unbeaten run going. But just how long could this go on for?

Bundesliga FT Scores

Augsburg 1-3 Bayern Munich

Darmstadt 0-2 RB Leipzig

1. FSV Mainz 05 2-0 FC Ingolstadt 04

Werder Bremen 1-3 Freiburg

VfL Wolfsburg 1-2 Bayer Leverkusen

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